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Lucas, Ford to Start Filming New Indiana Jones Film

Zonk posted more than 7 years ago | from the junior? dept.

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Alchemist253 writes "George Lucas has announced that the script for the long-rumored fourth Indiana Jones film has been finalized and is to begin filming this year, with Harrison Ford once again in front of the camera. From the article: 'In a statement, the 64-year-old Ford said he was ready for another turn as the globe-trotting archaeologist. "I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends," he said. "I don't know if the pants still fit, but I know the hat will."' All three of the earlier movies were shot in the 80s. How well do you think this character is going to translate into a movie made today?

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Maybe something like this. (5, Funny)

Chas (5144) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432374)

*Decks a Nazi out*

*CRACK*

"Shit! My back went again!"

Re:Maybe something like this. (4, Informative)

matt4077 (581118) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432412)

Well, Ford already injured his back during the second Indy movie. He had to have surgery and the whole project was almost cancelled.

That's funny (1)

Capt'n Hector (650760) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432382)

Just yesterday I spoke with someone from ILM, and they were saying how the film wasn't going to happen because Lucas kept rejecting scripts. Good to hear he found one he liked...

Re:That's funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432428)

That is funny (or scary) considering the scripts he himself turned in for the starwars prequels.

Re:That's funny (5, Funny)

morgan_greywolf (835522) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432518)

The one that was adopted:

Indiana Jones and the Annoying Alien from Naboo

JJ: "Meesa no liiiike Nazzzzziiis!!"
IJ: *crack* "Oh, my back!" *crack*
JJ: "Aaaaaggghh!!! Meesa no like bull whip!!!!"

Re:That's funny (1)

HappySqurriel (1010623) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432592)

Just yesterday I spoke with someone from ILM, and they were saying how the film wasn't going to happen because Lucas kept rejecting scripts. Good to hear he found one he liked...

With how well the Star Wars prequels were written, maybe it would be better if he was forced to use a script that he didn't like. Honestly, there are several directors that I really wish would find another director (who would treat the material better) to handle sequels/prequels of movies that were made 10-20+ years ago.

Re:That's funny (1)

eno2001 (527078) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432650)

Oh it'll be made alright. They'll use CGI to augment Ford's looks. He'll wind up looking better than he did in the 80s. Probably like a cross between that Russell Crow guy and the Terminator. And he'll probably wind up having a big fight with several thousand "natives" while jumping all over the place in superhuman fashion. AND... he'll DEFINITELY shoot first.

Re:That's funny (1)

Nos. (179609) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432664)

The question now is, does the script include Indiana's father. If so, will Connery come out of retirement to play the part. That's what I'd like to know.

Re:That's funny (1)

Fozzyuw (950608) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432862)

I heard on the radio this morning that Connery will also be back in this film.

At the same time, they are *not* going to make Indy the same age as the previous films. He will be relatively older, like Harrison Ford is.

I would worry that the script is going to be as painful as the last 3 Star Wars films, but I think that this, not being a Sci-Fi film, will turn out pretty well... and Spielburg will be directing.

Cheers,
Fozzy

Re:That's funny (1)

WarlockD (623872) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432710)

Just yesterday I spoke with someone from ILM, and they were saying how the film wasn't going to happen because Lucas kept rejecting scripts. Good to hear he found one he liked...

I dunno. He also was the one that approved Jar-Jar in Episode 1....

over there (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432384)

lets all have a celebration. first post!

can he run yet? (1)

iggy_mon (737886) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432394)

He's going to look real funny running with a granny walker!

I spent some time on a walker after an accident (29 years old at the time), trust me, it's worth watching! lmao :-)

They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (0)

steinnes (774991) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432396)

They'll keep it tasteful and write the script according to Harrisons age, I'm sure. The only thing I'm curious about is how they'll explain the fact that Indy drank from the holy grail, and thus shouldn't age at all? This should be interesting..

Re:They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (1)

Gr33nNight (679837) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432448)

Watch the movie again, the old man guarding the grail mentions that the grails effects only work if dont pass the great seal, that is the boundaries of immortality.

Re:They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (2, Interesting)

vertinox (846076) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432800)

Watch the movie again, the old man guarding the grail mentions that the grails effects only work if dont pass the great seal, that is the boundaries of immortality.

Which leaves a very big plot hole on who made the great seal and what is it?

And why does it have anything with the holy grail? Since presumptuously the grail in itself is the power to immortality, but why does it matter that the seal had anything to do with this? Did Jesus show up and bless the seal when the knights made the temple in the Middle ages?

Lastly... Why can't the seal be moved. If immortality is achievable why not move the seal or move into the temple with modern luxuries?

Re:They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (1)

Gropo (445879) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432524)

See, I thought that for years, then I came to the realization that once they (Junior and Dad) crossed the "seal," the holy Paladin magic endowed by the Cup of Kings had no effect.

Now who are they going to find that's still Indy-level hawt in her mid 60's for the romantic lead... There's a few out there I'm sure.

Re:They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (1)

LiquidCoooled (634315) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432624)

If Catherine Zeta Jones can play opposite Sean Connery (Entrapment), then I am sure they can find someone just as good for Indy.

Re:They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (3, Interesting)

morpheus343 (1032278) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432538)

Well the knight who was guarding the grail also aged despite drinking from the grail regularly (one would imagine). The grail seems to severely slow down aging, but perhaps only through frequent use (the knight did say something about staying in the temple being the price and limitation of the grail's power) My guess would be that they'll set it forward quite a few years and make up Ford and Connery to look a bit younger. iirc, in the old "Young Indiana Jones" tv series you saw a very very old Indiana Jones in a few segments. Maybe that's how they internally explained how he could be as old as he was and yet more active than someone of his very advanced age might normally be.

Re:They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (1)

Firethorn (177587) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432690)

Presumably the knight did leave occasionally. You know, a few days here and there, to gather food if nothing else. It'd add up over several hundred years.

Though the curing of all ills probably would extend life somewhat. 'You know what? That cancer that would've killed you in 20 years? Gone'. Well, that and something along the lines of a professional retuning of the body's systems, fixing up accumulated damage.

Re:They'll keep it tasteful... I hope (1)

dermochelys (527107) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432568)

He crossed the seal, but even if he hadn't, the knight guarding it appeared to have aged; he just didn't die from aging.

they were running on a short clock (1)

B00yah (213676) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432398)

Especially since they want Indy's dad to play a decent part in the movie. As much as Connery is one of my all time favorite actors, he's up in the years, and probably only has a few years left on the blue ball. I'll see it strictly for the Connery factor.

Re:they were running on a short clock (1)

netringer (319831) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432718)

Especially since they want Indy's dad to play a decent part in the movie. As much as Connery is one of my all time favorite actors, he's up in the years, and probably only has a few years left on the blue ball. I'll see it strictly for the Connery factor.
They're both up in years.

Sean Connery is 76 [imdb.com] . As mentioned, Harrison Ford is 64.

That you bought the illusion that Sean Connery could be Harrison Ford's father means they're actors!

Re:they were running on a short clock (1)

magarity (164372) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432818)

Sean Connery is 76. As mentioned, Harrison Ford is 64 ... That you bought the illusion that Sean Connery could be Harrison Ford's father means they're actors!
 
Or a time warp sent them back from the modern inner city. Yeah, that's the ticket. Sorry to spoil the plot of the new movie already.

shot in versus (5, Interesting)

sammy baby (14909) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432400)

All three of the earlier movies were shot in the 80s. How well do you think this character is going to translate into a movie made today?


The originals were all done in the pulp-action adventure style that was popularized fifty and sixty years ago - I doubt that it'll somehow be less attractive now than it was when the genre was only thirty years old.

Also, all three may have been shot in the eighties, but they took place in the forties, so it's not like we're going to see an Indiana Jones trying to come to terms with teh Intarwebs.

On the other hand, twenty-some odd years later... hey, an Indiana Jones that took place in the sixties might have real potential.

Re:shot in versus (5, Interesting)

Thansal (999464) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432574)

I honestly hope they DON'T ditch the pulp fiction feel of it.

What the entertainment industry lacks currently is light stuff like pulp fiction, be it books, movies, or tv shows (I will admit that the day and age of the radio drama are probably gone, though they could be revived via the use of netcasts).

I have honestly been goign back and reading some of the old stuff (before my time) jsut because it is hard to find anytihng like it that is current. After all, I can only take so many pieces that are trying to be high-brow/intelectual/witty/etc. Every so often I need something that is just pure release and nothing else.

Re:shot in versus (1)

skam240 (789197) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432766)

my hope is that they produce something more like lost ark and less like temple of doom. temple's not a bad movie but it just doesnt have the same feel as the first one. the difference between the two kind of reminds me of the difference between empire strikes back and return of the jedi. empire just had a better dramatic quality to it just like the lost ark did in the indiana jones series.

Re:shot in versus (1)

Ed Avis (5917) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432730)

so it's not like we're going to see an Indiana Jones trying to come to terms with teh Intarwebs.
This is a Unix system! I know this!

Re:shot in versus (1)

forkazoo (138186) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432786)

On the other hand, twenty-some odd years later... hey, an Indiana Jones that took place in the sixties might have real potential.


You know, I was thinking the exact same thing. At first, I dismissed the project out of hand, but now that I think about it, it actually has some potential. Lucas will neither be writing nor directing, and the 60's could be an interesting setting for Indiana Jones.

Re:shot in versus (1)

Like2Byte (542992) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432868)

hey, an Indiana Jones that took place in the sixties might have real potential.

------------
Indiana Jones and the Spy Who Shagged Me

Dr. Jones: (cracks whip)
Austin Powers: "Yeah, Baby, Grrr!"

((Audience shivers))
------------
Nooo, thank you.

It will do Great (1)

elzurawka (671029) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432406)

I think so, i dont know about you guys, but i loved the original movies, and ill be going out to see this one for sure. Even though he is 64 years old, he seams to be in good shape... Still did some running around in Firewall. We will have to wait and see, but im sure with some CGI and fancy camera work, they will make it great. I would think that there wont be as much physical action as in the previous movies, as it would probably be later in Mr. Jones' life as well.

Well there goes another one! (4, Insightful)

moore.dustin (942289) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432408)

Another great set of films to have its legacy tarnished by trying to cash in on it one... last... time...

Hopefully 2007 ushers in a year in which remakes, sequels, and adaptations give way to original and creative stories and ways to tell them.

Re:Well there goes another one! (4, Informative)

caluml (551744) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432474)

Hopefully 2007 ushers in a year in which remakes, sequels, and adaptations give way to original and creative stories and ways to tell them.

Uh, fraid not. [bbc.co.uk]

Re:Well there goes another one! (1)

XxtraLarGe (551297) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432496)

Another great set of films to have its legacy tarnished by trying to cash in on it one... last... time...

The great thing is, you don't have to go see it if you don't want to. Or see it, then pretend it never happened. Just like I did with the Highlander series...

Re:Well there goes another one! (0, Troll)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432724)

Or see it, then pretend it never happened. Just like I did with the Highlander series...

What are you talking about? Highlander was good... but H2: The Quickening was amazing. Mulcahy's view of the future intertwined with the Highlander saga made for outstanding and highly entertaining cinema. Thought provoking even.

H3 was ok... Morahan's direction wasn't as crisp and insightful as Mulcahy's. But the script was good.

Re:Well there goes another one! (1)

Maxo-Texas (864189) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432848)

Highlander was great!

They made one fantastic movie and then they made a one good series.

Fortunately they never made any sequels or spinoff series from those.

And it was always strange to me how Babylon 5 ended on Season 4, episode 21. No ending but i guess they couldn't think of a good ending so they just stopped it there.

Re:Well there goes another one! (1)

nick_davison (217681) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432702)

Another great set of films to have its legacy tarnished by trying to cash in on it one... last... time...

It can be avoided.

Crazy at it may sound, just about every review of Rocky Balboa observes that it's easily the best since the original. OK, not as good as the original but still one to improve the legacy overall and not detract from it.

The secret appears to be:
  • Act with respect to the legacy of what's gone before.
  • Respect that the character has aged and tell an appropriate story to that aging
  • Dispense with the substanceless formulaic elements previous sequels relied upon unless they actually bring new substance.


If Sylvester Stallone is smart enough to figure out how to do it, we can but hope Spielberg is.

Then again, maybe we'll just be confronted with Indy holding a cellphone instead of a whip. *mutter*ET*mutter*

Re:Well there goes another one! (0, Offtopic)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432794)

I haven't seen the new Rocky movies... the original was great, and it seemed like the second one had potential and then about half way through the movie they just gave up.

The only thing though that can save the new Rocky movie for me would be Carl Weathers speaking to Rocky from heaven and guiding him through the training... that would be absolutely fantastic! It would destroy the movie... but man that Carl Weathers is great. Carl Weathers.

Re:Well there goes another one! (1)

umStefa (583709) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432720)

Anything is possible,

although I would rather bet my money on Microsoft licensing vista under the GPL.

Re:Well there goes another one! (1)

mobby_6kl (668092) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432744)

Well, if Sylvester Stallone, of all people, managed to create an excellent conclusion after four increasingly lame sequels, I'm sure Steven Spielberg (yep, George "Jar-Jar" Lucas isn't directing this one) can do it too.

As the other poster said, you don't have to watch it if you don't want to. I still haven't seen the last two Star Wars movies, and not planning to do so.

Ok, George, I'll believe it when I see it (5, Insightful)

p3d0 (42270) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432410)

Lucas said he and Steven Spielberg recently finalized the script for the film. "It's going to be fantastic. It's going to be the best one yet," the 62-year-old filmmaker said
This from the guy who can be heard in the making of the Phantom Menace saying about Jar Jar Binks: "we've never had a character this funny before".

Re:Ok, George, I'll believe it when I see it (5, Funny)

Apocalypse111 (597674) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432504)

Well, he was right in a way... except that Binks wasn't so much "funny ha-ha" as "funny short-bus".

Re:Ok, George, I'll believe it when I see it (1)

Greger47 (516305) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432842)

Something tells me George laughed all the way to the bank.

/greger

So much for never (4, Interesting)

jandrese (485) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432416)

Does anybody else remember when Indiana Jones's hat was deposited in some Hollywood museum (under glass) and they made a press conference about how there would never be another one? Apparently Lucas doesn't. Presumably he was holding out for the script that allowed him to shoot the entire movie in CG except for Harrison Ford.

Re:So much for never (5, Informative)

Svenheim (723925) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432480)

Indy 4 will be shot in the old-fashioned way with lots of use of stuntmen rather than CGI effects. It's one of the few things confirmed about the project. And remember, Spielberg is directing this, not Lucas.

Re:So much for never (1)

Megajim (885529) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432850)

Yes, and the liberal use of stuntmen means that the repeated "will his back go out" comments are ultimately moot. Do you really think that Harrison Ford jumped that chasm in the opening sequence of the original film? Also, if they go with a hybrid approach, some scenes can have Ford's face mapped onto the body of a bad-ass stuntman, just as they did with Christopher Lee during his big sabre duel. In the case of Lee, the duel itself was so un-samurai that it was about as interesting as the mega-Smith fight in that corny Matrix sequel, but it could work for Indiana Jones, given that there is already a level of camp and absurdity built into the "genre" approach to those films.

Re:So much for never (1)

PingSpike (947548) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432550)

How do we know Ford isn't just going to do voice overs and dance around a green room in a motion tracking suit for this film?

Re:So much for never (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432616)

Give me a break. This from a guy who also said that Star Wars would never be sold on VHS, and then said the same thing about DVD. Now given people are sick of the 30+ iterations of his star wars franchise, he's trying to cash in some more on the Indy movies.

I doubt that it will be a good movie, but hopefully with Speilberg's influence we won't have another Phantom Menace on our hands.

Shouldn't Ford be the helpful mentor by now? (1)

Cthefuture (665326) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432442)

You know, the old guy that Jones goes to for information/help.

Definitely not a main character in an action movie. What was that awful "computer" movie he was just in?

Re:Shouldn't Ford be the helpful mentor by now? (3, Funny)

Brian Stretch (5304) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432808)

Perish the thought! I can see it now: Indiana Jones (Ford) united with his illegitimate son (Justin Timberlake) go after the Lost Chalice of Talent. K-Fed leads the cast of bad/worse guys in pursuit. Working title: "Indiana Jones 4: The Audience is Doomed!"

I'll take CGI over that, thank you very much.

If Indiana Jones Sr was around in pre-WWII Germany (3, Funny)

Peter Trepan (572016) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432456)

That'll make Indiana Jones Jr. old enough for something like Indiana Jones and the House Committee on Un-American Activities.


HCUUA: Sign the confession!

Jones Jr.: Gimme the whip!

HCUUA: No time to argue. Sign the confession, we give you the whip.

Jones Jr.: (signs the confession) Gimme the whip!

HCUUA: Adios, señor. (guards grab Indiana Jones Jr.)

Raiders of the Medicine Cabinet! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432460)

Lucas, Spielberg, and Ford. Which of them needs money?

We like Indy. Let us have our memories.

Oh boy! (1)

PingSpike (947548) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432466)

Is it really necessary for Lucas to defecate on another one of our beloved 80s trilogies?

I suppose it is...since he couldn't float another turd across if it wasn't held up by the nations collective nostalgia. Any magic he allegedly had 'back in the day' has clearly faded, or been retarded by senility.

Re:Oh boy! (1)

simm1701 (835424) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432578)

Remember that when lucas wrote the original star wars trilogy he had the help of a professor of mythology, a close friend of his. This is why IV-VI play like epic mythos.

Unfortunately he died before I-III were written, even more unfortunately lucas went ahead anyway.

Re:Oh boy! (5, Insightful)

oni (41625) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432738)

> Any magic he allegedly had 'back in the day'

Yeah. Allegedly. In truth, what has lucas ever done that wasn't hokie and childish? The original Star Wars was actually pretty good, but Lucas deserves little credit for that. He lucked out in a major way with Harrison Ford, and Harrison Ford saved Star Wars. Try to imagine the movie with just whiny little Luke Skywalker. It just doesn't work.

Case in point, there is a video on youtube of behind the scenes footage from Empire Strikes Back. There is a great scene in Empire where Solo is being lowered in the carbonite pit and Leia shouts to him, "I love you!" Han looks up at her and say, "I know"

What a great scene! Well guess what, Lucas originally wrote it this way:
Leia: I love you
Han: I love you too.

Stop for a moment and let the deep, penetrating suckiness of those two lines seep into your being. George Lucas, sitting at his typewriter, no doubt in his underwear, actually typed that, and actually thought it was a good idea. He typed that crap, then he sat back and looked at what he had done and said, "hell yeah, I'm a bloody genius."

Fortunately, when it came time to film that scene, Irvin Kershner was calling the shots and Lucas was (presumably) in a crypt somewhere. Harrison Ford looked at the script and said, "this sucks" and Kershner agreed and they changed it. And we all remember Empire Strikes Back as a great movie.

Well, it is a great movie, but no thanks to Lucas.

If only we had known the truth, then maybe we wouldn't have been so shocked some years later when we were treated to Lucas' drivel in the form of such brain-numbing lines as "omfg sand is the suxor it gets in my eye LOL!!!11" and my personal favorite, "Noooo!!!!"

God, I hate George Lucas.

We Aren't Dead, Yet (3, Insightful)

lbmouse (473316) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432482)

"All three of the earlier movies were shot in the 80s. How well do you think this character is going to translate into a movie made today?"

Most of us who saw the originals are still alive today. Why wouldn't the characters translate well? The 80's were NOT that long ago. Sheesh!

Re:We Aren't Dead, Yet (5, Insightful)

Civil_Disobedient (261825) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432782)

The 80's were NOT that long ago. Sheesh!

I know how you feel, but remember when your parents kept telling you when you were a kid about how cool the 60s were, and it felt like they were talking about a different geological era? Well, that's what these kids today think about the 80s. And much like our parents told us, we can tell today's youth that their music sux0rs compared to the stuff we had back in our day.

Of course, they were right.

Could be very interesting. (1)

no haters (714135) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432488)

I absolutely love the Indiana Jones movies. I don't think the fact that the originals were made in the 80s will have a whole lot to do with how the new movie holds up as much as how they approach the character now that Harrison Ford is 20 years older.

I read a rumor somewhere (rotten tomatoes I think) that many of the old principals were going to come back, including the females from Raiders & Temple of Doom, which could be cool.

All in all, I hope they don't try to make Ford too much younger like Stallone did with Rocky... there are plenty of things that can be done with the story with an older Indiana Jones, it just means a post-war setting.

No new ideas (2, Insightful)

Silver Sloth (770927) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432498)

Is it me or is there a staggering paucity of new ideas around at the moment. If you discount the remakes and the 'let's do another one's there's precious little around now that's truly original. Much as I loved the Indianna Jones movies can't we have a new hero once in a while.

Re:No new ideas (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432588)

Silver sloth Johnson is right. . .

Reverend!

In american cinema.... of course... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432740)

just like everything else in the us, the cinema industry has rotted from the inside...

I just saw Pan's Labyrinth and while it was probably not unlike the performances of the Eleusian Mysteries in ancient Greece in it's narrative... I would say it is not a rehashed story... there's quite a bit of good foreign cinema and us cinema has gotten sooooo bad... that foreign films are getting alot more cinema time...

Not one comeback - but two! (5, Funny)

ofcourseyouare (965770) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432500)

From TFA...

"George, Harrison and I are all very excited," Spielberg said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

I thought George Harrison has passed away? Or are they bringing him back as well as Indy? Just amazing what those boys at ILM can do...

Re:Not one comeback - but two! (1)

kjart (941720) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432674)

I thought George Harrison has passed away? Or are they bringing him back as well as Indy? Just amazing what those boys at ILM can do...

...but it's even more amazing what a single comma can do.

The character is fine... (1)

owlnation (858981) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432520)

How well do you think this character is going to translate into a movie made today?
The character is timeless. Similar characters abound in Norse Sagas and Greek Myths for example. As to whether the actor needs to be replaced, depends on the filmmakers. I would personally say yes, even a good director will have issue making him credible - so change him. I would also say that adding an hour of exposition on a trade embargo and a floppy eared jive talking sidekick would be a terrible terrible terrible mistake.

New Title (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432534)

Indiana Jones 4: The Search for Prune Juice

Ford - I thought the USA were just burying him? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432612)

I mean how can he be appearing in a film or is it being made this afternoon? :) Sorry couldn't resist due to the timing....

Casting (1)

marol (734015) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432644)

They should cast Sean Patrick Flanery as Indy and Harrisson Ford as Jones Sr. Then maybe they could do a decent movie.

Working title ? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432654)

Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Alzheimers.

How will this one be? (3, Informative)

FatRatBastard (7583) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432666)

All three of the earlier movies were shot in the 80s. How well do you think this character is going to translate into a movie made today?

Depends on who has the most influence on the movie: if Spielberg then I think it'll be a fun romp, if Lucas then I'm afraid it'll turn into a moralistic pile o' crap (see "Star Wars Prequels").

Lucas has already said he's tried to reedit the earlier movies to make Indy more "heroic" (I believe that he wanted to edit or remove the "Indy pulls his guns on the sword wielding baddies and shots 'em dead on the spot" scene from the first film a'la "Greedo shoots first". Spielberg wouldn't allow him).

Not quite true... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432668)

> George Lucas has announced that the script for the long-rumored fourth Indiana Jones film has been finalized

Finalized? Heh heh. Every Fanboy knows George doesn't write the script until he does the editing.

CGI will be used... (1)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432672)

Harrison Ford will provide the voice of Indiana Jones but the "person" you see on screen will be a CGI recreation of Indiana Jones based on footage from the previous 3 movies.

Re:CGI will be used... (1)

Teresita (982888) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432802)

Harrison Ford will provide the voice of Indiana Jones but the "person" you see on screen will be a CGI recreation of Indiana Jones based on footage from the previous 3 movies.

Oh, so it's gonna be Indiana Jones and the Uncanny Valley. [wikipedia.org]

Re:CGI will be used... (1)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432872)

No... it's the same process they used to create Gollum, accept Lucas has a better control on the technology and has real footage to use for the 3D models.

How Bad Could It Be? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432742)

After all, Crocodile Dundee In Los Angeles turned out fine...didn't it?

Another billionaire who doesn't know any better. (0)

Futurepower(R) (558542) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432764)

Lucus must want money. He certainly wouldn't make another IJ movie because it would be interesting. It's pathetic when a billionaire is so addicted to money that he will do anything to get it, especially when what he will do to get money is sell people on the idea that violence is glamorous. We have the Iraq war because so many U.S. citizens are excited, not disgusted, by violence, any violence. And the war has made the U.S. poor [nationalpriorities.org] and bankrupt [brillig.com] .

--
My corruption summary [futurepower.org] . Please make your own.

fugitive 2? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432790)

I like to see him on the run the best.;-)

Any word on.... (3, Funny)

Ingolfke (515826) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432844)

River Phoenix signing up as Indy's son? He did a good job in the last movie. Is he even available?

"my old friends" (1)

El_Muerte_TDS (592157) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432858)

I'm delighted to be back in business with my old friends

Old is indeed the good word.
I wonder if the movie is about finding the fountain of youth.

Return of the Ark (1)

subnomine (849148) | more than 7 years ago | (#17432866)

Maybe someone will open the Ark in San Francisco and everybody parties with the glowing spirits until they get fried by lightning or melted. You can substitute San Francisco with Des Moines, if you like.

But don't get your hopes up. I predict a new, young, lame character being introduced, and not the return of the Ark.

stop asking questions (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432876)

For the Xth time, _please_ stop asking questions like "How well do you think this character is going to translate into a movie made today?". We are not stupid, we will discuss things, and this too will probably come up. Just post news for nerds, _stop_ asking questions.

Da Vinci (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 7 years ago | (#17432880)

I sure hope that the "interesting mysteries" do not involve Christian myths. That's the last thing we need...Another Da-Vinci-code-esque fad.
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